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[20518]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1936 (Jun 19)
[20518]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1936 (Jun 19)
[20518] CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE .. 1936 (Jun 19) Picture postcard entitled View of large Castle-Gate, Shan-Hai-Kuan to Guildford, Surrey bearing GB GV Photogravure 1d tied very scarce Field Post Office 4 cds located Sanhaikwan during the summer of 1936. ............................................................................................... In January 1927 mobs supported by Cantonese & elements of the Nationalists Army attacked the British Consulate in Nanking other threats against British interests in Shanghai prompted action & problems had subsided by the end of the year although some military units remained until the outbreak of WW2 .. Several FPO's served military units FPO 4 being very scarce.
US$350
[20517]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1927 (Sep 5)
[20517]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1927 (Sep 5)
[20517] CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE .. 1927 (Sep 5) Plain envelope to Hyde Park, London bearing GB GV 1˝d tied scarce Field Post Office 3 cds located Hayims camp. ................................................................................................ In January 1927 mobs supported by Cantonese & elements of the Nationalists Army attacked the British Conulate in Nanking other threats against British interests in Shanghai prompted action & problems had subsided by the end of the year although some military units remained until the outbreak of WW2 .. Several FPO's served military units FPO 3 being scarcer.
US$250
[20516]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE O.H.M.S ..  1927 (Oct 5)
[20516]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE O.H.M.S ..  1927 (Oct 5)
[20516] CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE O.H.M.S .. 1927 (Oct 5) O.H.M.S. printed envelope to Officer i/c Base records, Deptford, bearing GB GV 1˝d tied scarce Field Post Office 3 cds located Hayims camp. ................................................................................................ In January 1927 mobs supported by Cantonese & elements of the Nationalists Army attacked the British Consulate in Nanking other threats against British interests in Shanghai prompted action & problems had subsided by the end of the year although some military units remained until the outbreak of WW2... Several FPO's served military units FPO 3 being scarcer.
US$450
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349] THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG… 1973 (Apr 2) Asia Hotel, Bangkok printed airmail envelope with vertical crease & edge wear to Officers Mess, RAAF Base, Richmond NSW from Wing Commander C. Belford, PX 48 HQ SEATO, ANZUK FPO 5 c/o GPO Sydney bearing GB machin 3p tied Field Post Office 1005 cds located Bangkok & with unframed 6 Apr 1973 arrival & on reverse FPO 146 (3 Apr) alongside Kowloon Hong Kong (4 Apr) transit cds. ................................................................................................ ANZUK a tripartite force of Australia, New Zealand & British forces plus some civilians the purpose being to protect & defend the Asian Pacific region, formed 1 Nov 1971 & operational until 16 Dec 1974. At the same time South East Asian Treaty Organisation (SEATO) operational 1954-1977 an Alliance of 8 nations that included all ANZUK members existed their purpose being to suppress communalism with both ANZUK & SEATO duties overlapping & they did in fact work quite closely together
US$130
[20267]  NORTH AFRICA - G.B - FRENCH FORCES CENSORED BY US FORCES...  1944 (Jul 10)
[20267]  NORTH AFRICA - G.B - FRENCH FORCES CENSORED BY US FORCES...  1944 (Jul 10)
[20267] NORTH AFRICA - G.B - FRENCH FORCES CENSORED BY US FORCES... 1944 (Jul 10) Plain envelope to London Stamp dealer from French soldier at B.P.M 6 bearing GB GV1 light colours 2˝d tied Postes aux Armees with Cross Lorraine index cds, tranparent Opened By /U.S. Army Examiner tape tied blue framed Passed By /U 40180 S /Army Examiner & alongside red circular Passed By /Base /1046 /Army /Examiner hand stamps. ............................................................................................ Unusual from French soldier using GB stamp cancelled by French and censored by US Military..
US$100
[20254]  B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP..  1945 (Jul 3 )
[20254]  B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP..  1945 (Jul 3 )
[20254] B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP.. 1945 (Jul 3 ) Calomeni freres, Commission - Representation - Consignation, Rhodes printed envelope to Edison swan Electric Co. Ltd, London bearing GB 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Rodi /Egeo cds & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner /ZD 6 label (CCSG 1B) with alongside black double circle with M /41 overlaid by violet 26 within pentagon both applied in Egypt & on reverse a further double circle with M /41 inserted but number is inverted. .............................................................................................. Civil censorship in the Dodecanese islands was in force by June 1945 & ceased in August & ZD handstamps & labels were used during this short period, given the short period and the low population of the islands accounts for the scarcity of these
US$500
[20253]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Sep 23)
[20253]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Sep 23)
[20253] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.. 1942 (Sep 23) plain envelope with small tear top left by airmail to Haifa, Palestine bearing GB 6 x 5d & single 1d making 2/7 rate overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro cds & with violet circular Passed By /2 /Censor / Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH6a )& black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp plus Examined By Censor /2 /Verificato per Censura label with 2 oblierated in violet (CCSG 1B / Tregurtha ET4b) tied on reverse violet circular Passed By Censor /10 /Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH12a) & another M Censorship Dept. hand stamps + Asmara (23 Sep) despatch cds. ............................................................................................... The censor label No 2 is recorded as at 2000 by the CCSG but with no dates given but Tregurtha gives a range between 27 Aug - 19 Sep 1942 so this is extended.
US$250
[20250]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED ..  1943 (Feb 2)
[20250]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED ..  1943 (Feb 2)
[20250] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED .. 1943 (Feb 2) Cested Gellatly - Hankey & Co., Sudan deleted & ink Massawa inserted envelope to Haifa, Palestine bearing GB 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Massaua cds & with PC 66 Opened By Examiner /ZZ 37371 label (Tregurtha ET8 & CCSG 111B )& black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp & on reverse Asmara Ferrovia (12 Feb) & tying label Shellal - Halfa /T.P.O. /No 2 (22 Feb) transits. .............................................................................................. As at 2000 CCSG record earliest date of Censor label 37371 label as 5 Mar 43 this precedes this date by 3 weeks
US$100
[20249]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Oct 1)
[20249]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Oct 1)
[20249] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.. 1942 (Oct 1) plain envelope by airmail to Haifa, Palestine from Gellatly - Hankey & Co.,Massawa bearing GB 3d + 2˝d + pair 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro (2 Oct) cds & with violet circular Passed By /2 /Censor / Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH6a )& black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp plus Examined By Censor /4 /label with 4 oblierated in violet (Tregurtha ET4b - CCSG 1C) tied on reverse violet circular Passed By Censor /10 /Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH12a) & another partial M Censorship Dept. hand stamps + Asmara Centro (2 Oct) despatch cds. ................................................................................................ The CCSG as at 2000 record the only date for label No 4 as 25 Aug 1942 this extends that date
US$200
[20252]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1943 (Jul 13)
[20252]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1943 (Jul 13)
[20252] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.. 1943 (Jul 13) plain envelope by airmail with vertical crease to Haifa, Palestine from British Airways Corp. bearing GB 2˝d + 1d & 1/- overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro cds & with pc 66 Opened By Examiner /ZZ 37471 label (CCSG V) tied black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp with on reverse Asmara (14 Jul) despatch cds. ................................................................................................ The CCSG as at 2000 record the lastest date of censor label 37471 as 26 Mar 43, this extends that date to 13 Jul 1943
US$170
[20251]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED L..  1943 (Jan 26)
[20251]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED L..  1943 (Jan 26)
[20251] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED L.. 1943 (Jan 26) plain envelope with stains to Haifa, Palestine from Gellatly - Hankey & Co.,Massawa bearing GB 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Massaua cds & with PC 66 Opened By Examiner / ZZ 37071 label (CCSG 111A) & violet circular Passed By /6 /Censor (Tregurtha EH1 0b - CCSG 1V ) & black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp with on reverse Asmara Ferrovia (30 Jan) & Cairo (8 Feb) transits. ............................................................................................... ThIs censor label & marking are only recorded during 1942, the label for less than 2 months 20 Aug - 12 Oct 1942
US$100
[18864]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Dec 1)
[18864]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Dec 1)
[18864] PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING … 1936 (Dec 1) Plain envelope with small part flap gone by airmail to Folkstone bearing GB ED V111 2 x 1˝d tied Field Post Office 18 cds located at Bethlehem between 11 Oct - 19 Dec 1936. ............................................................................................... A full scale uprising in April 1936 by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule in mandated territory resulted in Britain sending more troops and an Army Postal unit via H.M.T "Dorsetshire" where FPO 12 opened on board and a further 10 FPO's between numbers 15 - 26 on arrival the first opening on 1 October with the last closing on 10 January 1937 after problems had subsided by the end of 1936 only to reoccur again in September 1937.
US$170
[16037]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1943 (Dec 6)
[16037]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1943 (Dec 6)
[16037] CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP… 1943 (Dec 6) Plain envelope by airmail to Norwich & forwarded to London N.W. 1 with various manuscript annotations regarding "No Known" bearing GB 10d tied FPO 164 cds & with violet circular Deputy Chief Field Censor & Square RAF /Censor /697 (Type R11) & with London [31 Dec & 6 Jan] transit date stamps in an attempt to deliver. ............................................................................................... R11/697 Not recorded in Censorship of RAF 1918-1956 By Colley & Garrard
US$200
[16034]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1941 (Oct 24)
[16034]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1941 (Oct 24)
[16034] CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP… 1941 (Oct 24) Active Service Honour A.F. W3078(M.E....576/PMEO-5,000,000-3/41] to Sutton, Surrey bearing GB 2 x 10d tied FPO 291 cds & with red 6 sided framed RAF /Censor /294 (Type R9] hand stamp. ............................................................................................... FPO 291 is scarce recorded by Proud only from 23.07.41 to 03.11.41 & with Colley recording RAF R9/294 allocated to No 259 Wing RAF
US$170
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914] SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED.. 1972 (Nov 14) Airmail envelope to Bridgend, S. Wales from K1944116 Cpl. Oakley, GEF Tengah Base, Anzuk FPO 5 bearing GB Machin 3p tied Anzuk FPO 5 /6 cds located Woodlands, Singapore at this date. ................................................................................................ FPO 5 branch office 6 is unrecorded by Proud/Startup.. After the conclusion of Operation Firedog in Malaysia the Australian, New Zealand & British forces combined in 1969 at Singapore to form ANZUK which were the S.E. Asia Strategic forces...mail is not easily found
US$70
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931] ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ... 1993 (Sep 14) Pictorial British Forces Mail "Bluey" Aerogramme to F/Sgt F.W. Plowman, CH CLK, RAF West Drayton, Middx from F8195755 Cpl. P. Mason, MT Section, 25 (F) Sqd. Detachment, Operation Deny Flight, BFPO 569 bearing GB Machin 18p tied small single ring FPO ? cds & with on reverse Forces Post Office 70 cds with interesting content giving location as Gioia da Colle, Bari Province, Details of his work shifts, names of units and his gripes. ................................................................................................ Operation Deny Flight 12 Apr 1993 - Jul 1995 was a UN no fly zone over Bosnia including Close Air Support for troops & carrying out coercive Air Strikes against selected targets in Bosnia based out of Italy ...
US$30
[19921]  BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION ..  1966 (Aug 8)
[19921]  BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION ..  1966 (Aug 8)
[19921] BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION .. 1966 (Aug 8) Plain airmail envelope with small creases endorsed Forces Air Mail to Mexborough, York's from 23981511 Fus. Cook, SP Coy, A Pny. Pl., I.R. War. F, BFPO 670 bearing GB QE2 Wilding 4d tied FPO 1035 cds located British Borneo. ................................................................................................. April 1963 Guerrilla forces attacked the police station at Tebudu, Sarawak. Cross border raids continued & by September 5 Battalions of 17th Gurkha Div. were drafted in tasked with patrolling & controlling almost 1000 miles of mostly thick jungle frontier & hampered by a refusal to allow cross border operations. 12 months later Indonesian paratroops landed in Malaya, although quickly rounded up, Britain increased defence of the region with additional British, Australian & NZ troops being & allowed cross border operations to take place. In August 1966 Indonesia's General Suharto signed an agreement that brought ended the conflict
US$40
[19886]  PALESTINE - GB …WW2 BRITISH FORCES EARLIEST RECORDED DATE …  1941 (Apr 20)
[19886]  PALESTINE - GB …WW2 BRITISH FORCES EARLIEST RECORDED DATE …  1941 (Apr 20)
[19886] PALESTINE - GB …WW2 BRITISH FORCES EARLIEST RECORDED DATE … 1941 (Apr 20) Plain envelope endorsed "On Active Service" by airmail to Derby bearing GB GV1 definitive 2 x 5d tied F.P.O. 201 cds & with violet triangular Passed By /Censor / No. 2083 hand stamp & on reverse ink Censored by S J W Davis. ................................................................................................ Proud records the earliest recorded date of FPO 201 as 21 Apr 41 this that by one day
US$40
[18760]  KENYA - GB …WW2 REGISTERED & OPENED by BASE CENSOR & with WAX SEAL.....  1942 (Dec 19)
[18760]  KENYA - GB …WW2 REGISTERED & OPENED by BASE CENSOR & with WAX SEAL.....  1942 (Dec 19)
[18760] KENYA - GB …WW2 REGISTERED & OPENED by BASE CENSOR & with WAX SEAL..... 1942 (Dec 19) Plain envelope registered to Beckenham, kent bearing GB 3d tied EA APO 2 & with violet framed R /A.P.O. 2 E.A. (Henning EASC 1121) + Opened By Base Censor label (Henning EAL 700 only recorded used Oct 42) tied by red framed Passed By Base Censor /E.A. No. ll/01 (Henning EA. 4B) & red 18mm Deputy Chief Field Censor wax seal (Unrecorded from East Africa by CCSG as at 2000 & Henning as at 1996)
US$500
[19129]  IRELAND - GB..1921 IRA CENSORSHIP..  1921 (Apr 23)
[19129]  IRELAND - GB..1921 IRA CENSORSHIP..  1921 (Apr 23)
[19129] IRELAND - GB..1921 IRA CENSORSHIP.. 1921 (Apr 23) Plain envelope to Messrs Methuson & Co. Ltd., London bearing GB GV 2d tied Kiltinane / Kilmallock cds & with Plain white re-sealing label with below black crayon IRA …............................................ Irish problems commenced in 1167 when king Henry 11 invaded & after many subsequent intrusions the early 1900's saw the Rise of Republicans and later in 1916 the Easter Rising when finally in May 1921 the partition of Ireland took place with a Northern Ireland Parliament being formed in June. Negotiations over the coming months resulted in the creation of the Irish Free State with British Commonwealth Dominion status which eventually led to full Independance in 1949.
US$300
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